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Here’s what the Internet did with NYT Mag’s ‘Planet Hillary’ cover
And yet it feels we’ve only scratched the surface.
Did the art editors at New York Times Magazine know that their unreal “Planet Hillary” cover was a Photoshop comedian’s dream come true? Because it really seems that way.
— Luke O’Neil (@lukeoneil47) January 23, 2014
Just like that, a meme was born.
— Brendan Davis (@notbrendan) January 23, 2014
GIF via Ben Rosen
A meme that would pair nicely with other memes, too—and not just Hillary-based ones.
Texts from Planet Hillary: pic.twitter.com/xUT7wrGm5X
— Eli Langer (@EliLanger) January 23, 2014
I’m sorry pic.twitter.com/bmt0p95IMO
— Jia Tolentino (@jiatolentino) January 23, 2014
There were some other pop-cultural comparisons.
— Katherine Cresto (@kcresto) January 23, 2014
Oh no! What happened on Planet Hillary? pic.twitter.com/FHQgcdd6F5
— Kimberly C (@conkc2) January 23, 2014
— Jacob Fischler (@ItsFischy) January 23, 2014
— Adam Frucci (@frucci) January 23, 2014
— Mick (@swasko) January 23, 2014
— lindsay blackwell (@linguangst) January 23, 2014
— Dan Milano (@DailyDanMilano) January 23, 2014
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) January 23, 2014
— Grace Dobush (@GraceDobushToGo) January 23, 2014
Poor Hillary Clinton. Does she truly deserve to be lumped in with these other disgraceful stories, just because she’s had her face digitally altered into a celestial sphere? Of course not—but that doesn’t mean we’ll ever stop laughing.
Photo via davidjoachim/Twitter
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'